Castle Island

By - 5/18/15 - 11:06 pm
Ship at the Conley Terminal in South Boston

Eileen Murphy couldn't help but notice how a container ship at the Conley Terminal towered over everything else - like the trees at Castle Island - today.Read more

By - 4/6/15 - 10:34 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay and the South Boston power plant

Eileen Murphy captured the sunset behind the old South Boston power plant from Castle Island tonight.Read more

By - 3/26/15 - 11:17 am
Old cannon ball

State Police report that, after consultation with the Navy, their bomb squad blew it up, shortly before noon.

The thing could date back to the Civil War, but State Police say they didn't want to take any chances:

Some cannonballs are filled with powder. If so, still could be an explosive capability.

Bomb-squad members buried the cannonball under a sand berm before detonating...Read more

By - 2/22/15 - 6:21 pm
Hopeful man at Sullivan's at Castle Island

We weren't the only ones to head to Castle Island this afternoon - including this guy peering hopefully into the closed Sullivan's, which, believe it or not, is scheduled to open this coming Saturday.

This guy seemed to like the conditions just fine:

Snowman at Castle Island

As you can see from the photo,...Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 9:13 pm
Fog at Castle Island

Eileen Murphy went for a stroll around Castle Island today.Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 3:08 pm
Coast Guard cutter in the fog off Castle Island

Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.Read more

By - 10/26/14 - 11:48 pm
Football rescue in Pleasure Bay

Eileen Murphy watched this pair successfully rescue their football from the chilly waters of Pleasure Bay at Castle Island today - without either of them getting dunked in the briny deepRead more

By - 6/6/14 - 8:28 am

Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 6:39 am
Sugar Bowl boat

Steve Bikes photographed the loose boat on the rocks of the Sugar Bowl.Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 4:45 pm
Long line at Sullivan's at Castle Island

What seemed like most of South Boston showed up at Castle Island today for the first day of Sullivan's in 2014.

We arrived at the end of the line at Sullivan's around 2:15 p.m. We got to place our orders at 2:55 p.m.

Although the air temperature was 52, the wind chill was way, way lower, thanks to an unceasing and heavy wind that...Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 10:04 am

The Castle Island food stand throws caution to the winds:

Let's tempt fate and tell mother nature we've had enough of this winter! Opening EARLY-this SATURDAY, Feb. 22. Getting the grills ready now...

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By - 1/9/14 - 12:40 pm

The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 10:26 am

Boston Police report they are looking into what killed a woman whose body was recovered by firefighters around 1:35 p.m. yesterday.Read more

By - 12/1/13 - 11:38 pm

Stevil spent some time at Castle Island on Saturday afternoon.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 10:17 pm

Pleasure Bay in the fog.

Southie Spots took in the misty Beacon to the Dream lanterns that ringed Castle Island on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech....Read more

By - 7/27/13 - 11:56 pm

UPDATE, 12:35 a.m.: BFD boats returning from the scene, without finding the body. Coast Guard statement.

Ed Baur reports a man fell off the Provincetown II shortly before 11 p.m., somewhere between Deer Island and Castle Island.

The ship was scheduled for a country-music cruise tonight....Read more

By - 6/17/13 - 6:00 pm

Castle Island before the storm

Lindsay Birch snapped the scene in South Boston around 5:45, adds:

Looks like I got my run in just in time at Castle Island.

Chris Weigel watched lightning hit the ground at Logan Airport:

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By - 6/1/13 - 11:16 am

Sugar Bowl hole

Remember a couple weeks ago when the state shut the Sugar Bowl path at Castle Island for repairs? As Dave Shea noticed this morning, looks like they have some more work to do....Read more

By - 3/7/13 - 8:14 am

Wicked heavy traffic, wicked high tide at Neponset River Bridge. Photo by Boston Harbor Beacon.Wicked bad traffic into Boston, wicked high tide at Neponset River Bridge. Photo by Boston Harbor Beacon.

State Police,...Read more

By - 3/3/13 - 1:08 pm

Brian D'Amico and AlertNewEngland report a man went over the seawall at the Castle island Sugar Bowl to try to rescue his dog, then couldn't get back up over the seawall. The firefighters of Ladder 19 pulled him back over - along with the dog.Read more

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